The Religious Context of Early Christianity: A Guide to Graeco-Roman Religions

The Religious Context of Early Christianity: A Guide to Graeco-Roman Religions

Hans Josef Klauck


this can be a uniquely well-informed and complete consultant to the area of faith within the Graeco-Roman surroundings of early Christianity. Drawing at the most modern scholarship, the amount paints a delicately nuanced portrait of the Christians' spiritual context. in addition to describing usual family and civic faith and well known trust (including astrology, divination and 'magic'), there's prolonged dialogue of puzzle cults, ruler and emperor cults, the spiritual dimensions of philosophy, and Gnosticism. A important textbook for complex scholars, in addition to an authoritative reference paintings for students.

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